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prefix & suffix

Questionword part that gives the main
prefix word part found at the beginning of the word. Usually indicates number, location, time, or status.
suffix word part found at the end of a word. Usually indicates procedure, condition, disease, or disorder.
-itis inflammation
-gram record
post- after
pre- before
-tomy incision or to cut into
-algia pain
-therapy treatment
dys- difficulty, painful, bad
peri- around
ren/o combining form of the kidney
hepat/o combining form of the liver
-megaly enlarged
-ectomy excision or sugical removal
-scope instrument to visually exam
hyper- increase more than normal
hypo- decrease more than normal
-osis abnormal condition
-lysis seperation or breaking into parts
sub- below
poly- many
olig/o scant or little
-uria urine
cyst/o urinary bladder
-al pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
cardio- heart
osteo- bone
arthr/o- joint
Created by: tracybby